Did you know?   Marley Hill Colliery opened & closed twice, so we have two railways at Marley Hill.   From the early 1700s until closure in 1815 the Tanfield Waggonway conveyed its coal.   Reopened in 1841 & closed in 1983, the Bowes Railway carried its produce.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Tanfield Variety

Mark chatting with David as he prepares Cochrane
Luke cleaning Cochrane
Cochrane heading out from Marley Hill with the empty stock
Bill & Rob are the ground crew today, selecting & cutting sheets for the roof
Dave removing redundant mortar .....
..... to enable lower sheets to be fitted
Dave takes the sheeting as far as we can on this side for the moment
Dave working on the other side of the shed roof, removing old sheeting
Dorothy tidying up in Tommy Armstrong's tearoom
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
Guy the East Tanfield signalman
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
Geoff strimming the lineside at East Tanfield
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
A train arrives at ET, with Luke & David on the footplate
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
At Marley Hill, Steve paints the wheels of the Fowler diesel
Luke driving Cochrane towards Marley Hill signalbox .....
..... where he exchanges tokens with Ryan
David, Mark & Andrew working on NER carriage 456
Antony brushing out carriages at the end of the day

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